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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY 8-09-17

It is that time again.  Get over to River's Drifting Through Life to find the prompts for today.  I hope you will join in the challenge.  You can post on your own blog or in the comment section of River's blog or in the comment section of mine.  Here is my story for this week.


GRANDMA'S PORCH by Granny Annie

“Do not get off the porch” her grandmother warned. Sissy peeked over the railing and was tempted. The green grass was more appealing than the board slabs of the deck, plus she could hear the woods calling her. Sissy knew better than to disobey Grandma.

The box of toys on the porch caught her attention and soon she was immersed in playing pretend. All her imaginary friends came to life and she chattered and sang to them. Jimmy was a super boy and her favorite. She had known him longer than the others. He brought her attention back to the adventures they could have if they left the porch. “Come on Sissy, let's get mobile” Jimmy insisted.

Sissy could not resist the temptation and surely with her dynamic Jimmy nothing could happen to her. She grabbed his hand and the pair jumped off the porch and landed in the soft grass. They were heading for the tempting forest when something caught Sissy's attention. It was Grandma's cellar. Sissy had always wanted to see what was in that place. “Come on Jimmy, we can go in there.”


Sissy's brave imaginary friend was alerted to possible danger and even he did not want to go in this dark place. As the pair pulled open the heavy door a flying creature escaped and scared the young child and her super hero friend. Sissy screamed. They stepped inside. Her demeanor of bravery disappeared as the door to the cellar slammed shut. All lights disappeared and they were surrounded in darkness.

“We have to get out of here!” Sissy yelled. She managed to push on the cellar door and was amazed how smoothly it opened. Sunlight filled the once dark place and she ran as fast as her little legs would carry her back to the front porch. Sissy rested near the toy box and was looking around for Jimmy when Grandma opened the door to check on the child.

Sissy's daddy was pulling up in the driveway. The child jumped up and down clapping her hands in glee. It was time to go home. Sissy liked grandma's house but today she was ready to leave.

Jimmy and Sissy's other friends all waved goodbye from Grandma's porch.

10 comments:

  1. I'm glad Sissy got back to the porch with no harm done. Sometimes it's best to obey Grandma.

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  2. Grandma knows best, possibly because grandma has already done all the things she told you not to...

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  3. A lesson learned, and thankfully, not the hard way lol.

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  4. Haha - always listen to grandma.

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  5. This could have gone so wrong. Love a happy ending. Pretty sure she will listen to her Grandmother next time.

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  6. Loved this. And hope that Jimmy is always waiting at Grandma's house for Sissy.

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  7. I love it....a wonderful little story, Annie. Very descriptive. :)

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  8. I love this story, you wrote it so well and I'm glad to see Sissy made it back to where she was supposed to be.

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  9. Good one! I liked that she was excited to see her daddy.

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  10. A front porch thriller! entertaining

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